This episode of the Reggae Lover Podcasts features an interview with Caribbean media personality and entertainment blogger, Red Carpet Shelley.
Shelley gives us her first-hand recap of the recent Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, answers a round of rapid-fire questions, shares her reggae lover journey and lets us know what she’s excited in 2020.
Episode 176 ( Season 5, Ep. 4) “The Red Carpet” with guest Red Carpet Shelley, Caribbean blogger, radio and media personality
Michelle Obama Lists Koffee’s “Toast” On Workout Playlist.
Clarks Originals Invites Reggae Songstress Lila Ike To Paris Fashion Week.
Buju Banton’s single, “Murder She Wrote” on Bad Boys Forever soundtrack.
Rebel Salute 2020 performances?
Dynamq vs Black Scorpio in Dubplate Display at Rebel Salute.
The California reggae scene has been thriving for some time now and vocalist/producer, E.N. Young, formerly of Tribal Seeds, has played a significant role in this success. This classically trained pianist who now plays several instruments including the Melodica fell in love with Jamaican music as a youth in San Diego. He talks candidly about his journey as I sought to learn more about the movement he is pushing in the name of reggae. By the end of our conversation, I definitely saw E.N as an authentic reggae ambassador.
Topics covered In this episode:
1:35 – 2019 Summer Daze Endless Nights Tour
2:21 – 4th studio album, Forest Wilderness released in 2018
3:57 – Working with Kelissa from Jamaica
5:45 – Collabs on the latest album (Half Pint, Peetah Morgan, Inna Vision, Meta and the Cornerstones)
6:56 – Love for playing the Melodica and linking with Addis Pablo
9:33 – Production and instrumentation from Imperial Sound Studios in San Diego
15:25 – Gaining inspiration as a teen (especially spiritual influence) from 70’s reggae
20:10 – Resistance from family members and society in general for embracing reggae culture
If you are in the reggae music recording industry or thinking about getting into the business, then you need to hear this.
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Listen to this if you love reggae music and consume it via streaming services, digital downloads, vinyl records, CD, mixtapes, concerts, and/or dances.
In this episode of “Reggae Lover,” we discuss the current landscape faced by reggae artists from Jamaica and other Caribbean countries. This includes looking at how music distribution has changed in recent years and the impact of copyright laws.
We offer tips to help up-and-coming artists steer away from the evils of the business and suggest avenues of potential revenue that are commonly overlooked. This includes discussion of global trends as it relates to reggae and dancehall.
We tackle questions like Who is making all the money? Should artists go independent or pursue recording contracts with major labels? How can reggae/dancehall artists compete in the global marketplace? Are the GRAMMY awards even relevant?
This mix features reggae’s vocal harmony groups from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
I took it back to the roots on this one. I focused on songs with an impressive vocal arrangement. This is a specific selection of songs with male singers harmonizing together.
I featured The Wailers, mostly from the “Catch A Fire” album. That album has that very dry, grassroots sound. This was before instrumentation such as horn sections and electric guitars were added. Before the female energy of the I-Threes was added.
The mix also featured some of The Heptones‘ Studio One era hits. I dropped in some original Israel Vibration before they split. Other groups featured are The Techniques, The Abyssinians, The Gladiators, The Sensations, The Mighty Diamonds, and The Silvertones. You also hear songs from Lloyd Parks and We the People, The Sharks, The Royals, The Cables, and The Flames.
Listen to those names and you know these brothers were from a different time. These vocal groups created some of the most beautiful music and the most powerful songs. You feel their passion because of the emphasis conveyed within the harmonies. There was something special about those days.
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Its the sweet soulful sound of great reggae music! If you enjoy this, check out episode 74. It’s entitled “The Greatest Reggae Bands of All Time (not including the Wailers).” That show features Aswad, Steel Pulse, Third World, Israel Vibration, Black Uhuru, and Inner Circle. Similar material is on The Studio One tribute episodes: 55 and 56.
It’s a new season of the podcast! I am back in full effect with new shows coming out every week until the end of the year. Thank you so much for listening. If it’s your first time, this is a livication to you, the reggae lover.
Whether you know the songs you hear on this show or not, my goal is that you feel uplifted after listening. I want you to feel joyous and happy. The music should help you to transmute any negative energy into positive. You should enter a different frame of mind via the therapeutic mixes and level up.
For booking information or to sponsor this podcast, email email@example.com. Thank you to everybody listening from around the world. I love that you get to tune in and listen to me doing what I love most. We are sharing a vibe and keeping this music alive. Until next time, have a great week. One love!!
We salute our dancehall trailblazer, king of digital reggae, sound system owner/producer Lloyd James aka KING JAMMY. This is the first half of a megamix featuring some big tunes and riddims from the Jammys catalog.
For more King Jammys vibes check out episode 4 (Sanchez, L.U.S.T and Friends – 80s Lovers Rock), episode 5 (Superstars Hit Parade 1987-1989 Tunes/Riddims), episode 10 (Dancehall Time Traveling Back to the 80s and 90s), episode 36 (Stalag meets Sleng Teng), episode 39 (A Late Eighties Reggae Dream 1979-1991).
Also see our tribute episodes featuring Cocoa Tea, Sanchez, Johnny Osbourne, Frankie Paul, and Josey Wales – artists who all recorded hits released on the Jammy’s label. Lots more to come… all dedicated to you, #reggaelover.
76 – Reggae Lover Podcast – Tribute to Fatis Burrell
Blessed love and respect massive! This is Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound welcoming you to episode 76 of the Reggae Lover Podcast featuring songs produced by the late, great Phillip ‘Fatis’ Burrell, Jamaican reggae music producer and icon – the CEO of the Exterminator (Xterminator) record label. Sit back, relax and enjoy!
The Reggae Lover Podcast returns with a new episode. This one is some curated live audio from a session in ATL recorded 10-14-17. There are many more mixes coming so stay tuned. Thanks to all my subscribers, listeners, and supporters around the world! #reggaelover
Take a listen. The Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Emmanuel Brown kicks off the mix and closes it out with the same song in a different style. The Real Rock Riddim is the most versioned reggae Riddim and the most sampled reggae instrumental in history.
The original was played in 1967 by one of Coxsone Dodd’s session bands at Studio One, the Sound Dimension band. Ever since then it’s been a foundation instrumental for dancehall and reggae. The real rock is just a part of Reggae music that is never going to stop. You are going to hear that beat in movies, on your radio, on your mix tapes, and in your parties. I kept the mix short and spicy so it doesn’t get boring.
If you love reggae music and have been listening from back in the days, then this should be nostalgic for you. This is a dedication to you, REGGAE LOVER,
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The Shank I Sheck originally was a 1964/1965 Ska instrumental by Baba Brooks with production by King Edward on the Rio Records label. Rio is a subsidiary of Direct Records Ltd. and later Doctor Bird which like the other top Jamaican labels of the 1960’s had most of their releases distributed by Trojan Records. There have been hundreds of songs released on various versions of this instrumental over the decades with many top rated hits peaking in the 1980s and 1990s. The riddim track was a favorite for deejays and singers to perform over and a huge dub plate riddim for sound system selectors to record dub plates on as well.
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We had a convo about Rub A Dub on his radio show last week.
Rub A Dub stylee is a beloved part of reggae culture and I created an event called Rub-A-Dub ATL.
You can check out the Sunsplash Mix Show segment to hear me talk about my passion, the mission to share reggae music with my community and the world at large.
We speak with the selector/promoter Kahlil Wonda about the history and current status of “Rub A Dub” music. Monthly, he invites our Atlanta and surrounding neighbors to fulljoy this diverse reggae sub-genre with featured international selectors. This event is dedicated to positive vibes so it is Sunsplash Media Endorsed.
Humble Me – Jah9
Tune In Rub A Dub Sound – Sugar Minott
Full Highlanda Rub-A-Dub Interview
Someone – Kranium
Every so often there comes a track that captures the attention of everyone that hears it in an inexplicable manner. Whether it is the message, the rhythm, or the flow, it simply has that it factor. Karamanti’s single “Read” is one such track.
As the name implies, the song speaks about the importance of reading and associates the degrading lyrics and images in music with the presenter’s ignorance. Since its release, the track has been getting favorable radio rotation both on the local and international scene.
In early October it entered the Conscious Top 10 chart which is featured on the program Intensity Friday, every Friday from 6pm -8pm on Roots 96.1 FM (in Jamaica). As of Friday, November 2nd, “Read” is sitting in the number one spot.
Denyque is one of Jamaica’s finest musical sensations. Hear her interview on this episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System. This episode includes live footage from the Dancehall Now Radio Show (Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on DaFlavaRadio.com.
This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System. The live Dancehall Now radio show airs on Da Flava Radio (http://www.daflavaradio.com) every Tuesday at 6pm EST. Dancehall Now features the very latest Caribbean music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.
1 Drinking Rum & Red Bull – Beenie/ Fambo
2 Hold You – Gyptian
3 In the living years – Stevie Face
4 TIME AND PLACE – Buju Banton
5 ONE MORE NIGHT – Busy Signal
6 My Heart – Wayne Marshall / Mavado
7 Wanna Give You Love – Warrior King
8 For Your Eyes Only – Shaggy / Alaine
9 Clarks – Vybz Kartel / Popcaan / Gaza Slim
10 Thank You For Loving Me – Stevie Face
11 Clarks 2 – Vybz Kartel
12 The Leaders – Eljai
13 How We Do It – Elephant Man / Bounty Killer
14 I’m OK – Beenie Man
15 Touch A Button – Vybz Kartel
16 Free – Etana
17 Nah Sell Out – Khago
18 One Man – Vybz Kartel / Gaza Slim
19 Color Of Love – Richie Stevens
20 Gal A Mad Ova – Mavado
21 Innocent – Buju Banton
22 House Top – Mavado
23 Bad boy – Chuck Fenda / Sammy Dread
24 Put The Stereo On – Gappy Ranks
25 Murderer – Romain Virgo
26 Long Time – Shaggy
27 Skip To Ma Lou – Serani / Ding Dong / Biggy
28 Butterflies – Gappy Ranks
29 Wildfire – Tarrus Riley
30 Unconditional Love – Jah Cure
31 End Of Time – Stephen Marley / Christopher Ellis / Jah Cure
32 IN MY CUP – Richie Loops
33 LIFE WE LIVING – Vybz Kartel
34 Messiah – Mavado
35 Keeping it real – Beres Hammond
36 Million $ Check – Mojo Morgan
37 Moving On – Luciano
38 Nightshift – Busy Signal
39 The Pill – Junior X
40 Wine You a Wine – Da’ville
41 Only You – Peetah Morgan
42 Dance the night away – Voicemail / Busy Signal
43 Schoolaz – Ding Dong
44 The Realest Song – Konshens
45 Come Back To Bed – Gramps Morgan
46 Come Into My Room – Mavado / Stacious
47 Gangster Life – Junior X
48 Hand Inna Di Air – Assassin
49 Land of Promise – Nas / Damian Marley / Dennis Brown
50 Heaven In Your Eyes – Gappy Ranks